The intercontinental collaboration between the Italian eyewear designer and the cult Japanese brand delivers two pairs of shades that are perfect for summer. The Bape x Retrosuperfuture tie-up sees the RSF Flat Top and Drew Mama as the canvases for Bape to tinker with.
The RSF Flat Top sports a distinctive flat upper frame that bridges the two lenses, while the Drew Mama boasts bold acetate and thick temples. Bape took these classic templates and threw on their signature camo print mixed with a luxurious touch of gold.
In order to get the camo print on the exterior temples and interior temples of both models, high-resolution printing was utilized to keep it looking clean, even up close. Gold details add some contrast to the overall aesthetic. To complement these gold accents, the semi-flat lenses have been tinted a nice hue of gold, with Bape’s logo and ‘RSF’ inscribed in the corners of each lens.
The frames come with a carrying case – the RSF signature fold-out case – decked out in Bape’s signature green camo. There is no better way to carry these €330 (approx. S$504) sunglasses.
This collaboration marks the first time that RSF is producing a line of eyewear outside of Italy, making this an exclusive “Made in Japan” product. The Bape x Retrosuperfuture shades will be available from July 20 at RSF stores in New York and Los Angeles, retrosuperfuture.com, Bape® stores, and IT platforms.
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